Archived Webinar

Overcoming Radiation Resistant Microbial Populations

Betty Howard, Sr. Radiation Sterilization Manager
STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies

Recorded on September 29, 2020

  • Mitigating risk of radiation resistant populations  
  • Out of specification results consistent with shielding 
    • Identification of population 
    • Determination of cause 
  • Re-calibrating dose to overcome microbial challenge

This webinar is complimentary.

Sterility Assurance

Medical Device

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Betty Howard, Sr. Radiation Sterilization Manager
STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies

Ms. Howard has been with STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies for more than 17 years and manages/provides education and scientific guidance to Customers and potential Customers on a global scale for all areas of radiation sterilization. She is a member of industry committees responsible for developing content and guidance in the industry (ex. AAMI Working Groups for Radiation Processing, Sterility Assurance Levels and Materials compatibility). Betty has over 30 years’ industry experience in healthcare/diagnostics and pharmaceuticals product applications including Radiation Sterilization (dose setting, project management, testing) Biotechnology Research, Applications Development and Technical Support related to medical devices, drug discovery, analytic instrumentation, microbiology, biochemistry, sterilization processes and materials compatibility, including previous positions with Amersham/GE, PerkinElmer, Illinois Department of Public Health. She holds a BS and MS degree from the University of Illinois in Biological Sciences and an MBA in Marketing and General Business. 

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